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Posted by Terry S. on November 07, 1999 at 18:56:34:

In Reply to: Re: Problems with School System posted by Sunstorm on November 07, 1999 at 16:02:20:


As I posted in your other messages. Your son has a right to an education. You do not
have to pay for a private school as Sunstorm suggested. It is a good suggestion don't
get wrong but I have looked into programs and if you can afford $4K a month then
go for it! I wish I could. But under the 504 act if your school system cannot provide
an education for your childs disability then THEY have to pay for it. My nephew
is autisic, OCD, and a bevy of other mental disabilites and his school system
did not have a program for him so he is bused to a wonderful high school especially
for kids just like him. I agree with Sunstorm about the drugs. If you do not want
your son taking them then don't. But I think she is off the mark saying that alot
of kids abuse Ritalin like marijana, cocaine, and crack! Your child is six. If you
do the medication thing, you control his dose, not him! I don't let my 14 year old
carry her medication around and let her take her pills when she wants! I grew up
in the sixties and seventies. I know alot about abusing controlled substances.
I won't go too far into this, but to abuse a controlled substance, you have to have
alot more than what the doctor writes out in a script. They only give you enough
for one month and it is very controlled. I can't even get them to call it into the
pharmacy. I have to have the script mailed to me and we go back to the doctor
every 6 months. We are in constant contact with him when we need to have
an adjustment. And the office questions it everytime I call. But people can
abuse any medication if you do not watch them. What I'm saying is if you
have to use meds, don't be scared away because of what was said.
Not everyone has the capibility for being a drug abuser. Kinda like an alcoholic.
Granted ADD type personalities tend to go that way. But that is a generalization!
Don't base any knowledge on generalizations.
You have to use common sense.
Terry S.

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